Microsoft announced the release of the Tafiti Search Visualization source code to CodePlex. Developers can now download, modify and resell the source code. The release of the source code is under the Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL). Tafiti is web search site from Microsoft to demonstrate the use of Silverlight and Live Search APIs to provide better and more specialized search.
MindTouch offers a programming library and standalone server for developing and publishing RESTful web services. Dream "Denim" 1.4.1 has been released last week.
The OpenLogic Exchange, which launched last week, provides a place where companies and developers can find, research, and download certified open source packages. It also has a knowledgebase for each package and provides information on OpenLogic's certification scores, as well as licenses and dependencies between open source packages.
Apache OpenJPA, an open-source implementation of the Java Persistence API (JPA), recently released version 1.0.0. InfoQ spoke with OpenJPA project lead Patrick Linskey to learn more about this release.
IronRuby, Microsoft's implementation of Ruby for .NET, is now hosted on RubyForge. The current state of the code is available via the Subversion repository.
Apache Geronimo, an open-source Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) application server, recently released version 2.0.1. InfoQ took the opportunity to learn more about Apache Geronimo and where it fits into the application server space.
PMD, an open-source automated Java source code analysis and bug detection tool, recently reached version 4.0. InfoQ spoke with Tom Copeland, PMD project lead, to learn more about PMD and what capabilities it provides.
Yesterday, Marcel Molina Jr. of 37signals (and member of the Rails core-team) announced the initial release of AWS::S3, a ruby library for Amazon's Simple Store Service's (S3) REST API. In this article, Marcel shares insight into the motivations and history behind his promising new library and casts light into how Amazon's web services are transforming the industry.
Brian Ketelsen releases an update to the popular Rails Live CD Rails development and deployment environment.
OpenSSO is an open source access management software distribution that provides the means to build authentication, authorization, and session management for Java and web applications and web services. Sun will be basing the Sun Java System Access Manager product on OpenSSO.
soapui 1.6 beta1 is now available. soapui is a desktop application for inspecting , invoking , developing and functional/load/compliance testing of web services over HTTP. It is mainly aimed at developers/testers providing and/or consuming web services (java, .net, etc).
With this release of Geronimo you can finally run it on Sun Java 1.5 VM, as long as you don't require CORBA. Another notable change from the 1.0 release is that Geronimo now is available in two distributions, one full and certified J2EE distribution and one "stripped down" distribution that only incudes a minimal installation with a Jetty or Tomcat http server.
The first release candidate for Spring 2.0 has been released. Spring 2.0 is a major new release, some of the notable enhancements include simplified configuration, AspectJ annotation support, EJB JPA support, a task executor framework and asychronous pojo's, convention-based Spring MVC update, and more. The new Spring PetClinic showing Spring+JPA is also included.
Apache Tuscany released it's first milestone. Tuscany, an open source implementation of SCA and SDO. SCA, or Service Component Architecture and Service Data Objects.
Draper Fisher leads an $11 Million investment round in SOA Software. Intel Capital, the Venture arm of the Santa Clara chipmaker has invested $4 Million dollars in WSO2, an open source software company.